Your short haired dog might shed a lot more than some may think. Sure, you don’t find massive clumps of long fur around your house, but these short hairs still fall off your dog and drop onto your furniture or on your clothing. Your short haired dog will still need to be brushed out for better control of shedding. Though regular baths will help ease the amount of shedding your short-haired dog will drop, you will still need to brush him on a regular basis to keep the mess to a minimum.
If you brush your short-haired dog regularly, he should be used to the act of brushing. Be aware of the kind of brush you are using. A slicker brush might tickle or even massage your pup, but some may prefer a rubber brush or one without pokey bristles. Don’t forget the treat to reward your pup after bushing.
Your short-haired pup might be easier to care for than those higher maintenance fluffy pups, but don’t get in the doghouse by ignoring his brushing needs. Use petting moments as opportunities for affection and grooming and keep your short-haired pup looking fur-tastic.
This dog sheds like crazy, especially at this time of year, and I don’t know what kind of tools would be good to remove all his dead fur. Any tips?
Hello, I always recommend that people use the brush that works for them, meaning one they like and are willing to use often. That is the key to keepng on top of shedding season - brushing often. Even a quick session every day, targeting a certain area of the dog makes it seem like a less daunting process. I personally like the slicker brush and the rubber curry brush. A pin brush also works well, depending on your dog's coat. Don't brush with too much pressure and be careful around tender areas, and moles or lumps. You can also try a coat spray - it helps the brush to glide through the fur more easily. Be careful to not spray near Riley's face. So, really the best advice is to brush daily during shedding season (tackling a certain area each time if that works best) to stay ahead of the fur. Good luck!
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